Bird flu is an infection caused by avian (bird) influenza (flu) viruses. Bird flu is very contagious among birds and can make some domesticated birds, including chickens, ducks and turkeys, very sick and kill them.
Unfortunately bird flu infection has been transferred to humans. Symptoms of bird flu in humans have ranged from typical flu-like symptoms (fevers, coughs, sore throats and muscle aches) to eye infections, pneumonia, severe respiratory diseases (such as acute respiratory distress), and other severe and life-threatening complications.
During an outbreak of bird flu among poultry (including domesticated chickens, ducks and turkeys), there is a possible risk to people who have contact with infected birds or surfaces that have been contaminated with excretions from infected birds. The current outbreak of avian influenza A (H5N1) among poultry in Asia and Europe is an example of a bird flu outbreak that has caused human infections and deaths.
There is currently no commercially available vaccine to protect humans against the H5N1 virus that is being seen in Asia and Europe.
Although vaccine development is in progress, the best method to fight the infection and its spread would be to prevent the virus from thriving in the environment, through solid disinfection and bio-security measures.
In line with worldwide efforts to control and fight H5N1 from spreading and causing a global pandemic, Zagro has come up with a potent disinfectant with an unmatched spectrum range by combining both glutaraldehyde and the QAC compound.
The synergistic effect of glutaraldehyde and QAC:
Quaternary Ammonium Chloride
Until such time when the virus can be effectively contained and eradicated by vaccine development for both birds and humans, observation of strict and viable bio-security is the only option. For more information and technical support, please contact Zagro Asia Limited.
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